Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.76 × 5.3 × 0.44 in
Published: November 1, 1992
Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0140185348
ISBN - 13: 9780140185348
About the Author
Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children. Preferring to stay home and read rather than endure the teasing at school that was a by-product of his father's occupation, Greene attempted suicide several times and eventually dropped out of school at the age of 15. His parents sent him to an analyst in London who recommended he try writing as therapy. He completed his first novel by the time he graduated from college in 1925. Greene wrote both entertainments and serious novels. Catholicism was a recurring theme in his work, notable examples being The Power and the Glory (1940) and The End of the Affair (1951). Popular suspense novels include: The Heart of the Matter, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American. Greene was also a world traveler and he used his experiences as the basis for many books. One popular example, Journey Without Maps (1936), was based on a trip through the jungles of Liberia. Greene also wrote and adapted screenplays, including that of the 1949 film, The Third Man, which starred Orson Welles. He died in Vevey, Switzerland in 1991.
From Our Editors
Some of them are comic, some of them are tragic and some of them are seemingly too intense to hold down. No matter what the case, Graham Greene's Twenty-One Stories is a panoramic collection that captures the essence of the 20th century's narrative guru. Using his keen sense of the dramatic and his innate eye for dialogue, Greene runs the emotional range. Filled with the themes that dominated his novels - fear, pity, violence, pursuit, betrayal and man's never-ending search for salvation - these stories bespeak the power of one of this century's greatest writers.